An addendum: The Wall Street Journal reported Monday Sep. 13 that recruiters overwhelmingly favor strong state public colleges (above elite private colleges like the Ivies) for new hires and internships. GE focuses on 40 key schools to hire 2,200 summer interns; over 80% of new graduate hires come this intern pool. The belief that only the wealthy kids snag internships appears to be demonstrably false. As reported in the survey, the new budget cutbacks by corporate recruiters (i.e. streamlining hiring budgets) may favor local state schools over faraway private colleges.